Tobacco use not an equal opportunity killer

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on February 20, 2017
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WAMC Northeast Public Radio interviews CDTFC’s Theresa Zubretsky, Neighborhood Conversation participant Mary Ann Hines and Albany Common Councilmember Dorcey Applyrs on the health consequences of aggressive tobacco marketing in low-income neighborhoods in the City of Albany.

Read and listen to the full WAMC story here.


Tobacco marketing concentrated in poorest Albany neighborhoods

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on February 13, 2017
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A new report released today highlights the striking disparities in tobacco use and marketing in low-income neighborhoods in the City of Albany. The report exposes tobacco marketing as a primary reason that low-income people smoke at higher rates and suffer more severe health consequences than their higher-income counterparts.  The findings from a series of community conversations held with Arbor Hill, South End, West Hill and Downtown Albany residents shows strong support for evidence-based strategies that would reduce tobacco marketing in low-income neighborhoods.

The release of the report follows on the heels of a nationally launched campaign from truth initiative calling attention to tobacco marketing disparities that result in disproportionate marketing to African Americans and low-income people, among others. The #STOPPROFILING Campaign exposes tobacco marketing as more than a public health issue. . .it’s a social justice issue.

Full Report: Addressing Tobacco Use Health Inequities in the City of Albany
Press Release, February 13, 2017 
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